(CNN) -- Bloodshed exploded Saturday throughout Iraq as at least 64 people were killed in a wave of bombings and more than 190 people were wounded during Eid festivities marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, two Interior Ministry officials told CNN.
The violence in Iraq came as Muslims celebrated the recent completion of Ramadan's monthlong fasting. It followed a July that was the bloodiest in five years, when violence between Sunnis and Shiites -- both Muslim sects -- spun out of control.
Saturday's death toll included reports by Baghdad police that at least 22 people were killed and more than 40 others wounded in eight car bomb exploded in Shiite neighborhoods.
In Tuz Khurmatou, about 180 kilometers, or 112 miles, north of Baghdad, at least eight people were killed and more than 40 others were wounded when a suicide car bomber exploded on a commercial corridor.
Tuz Khurmatou is an ethnically mixed city of Arab, Kurd and Turkmen residents.
In Mosul, at least eight people were killed and 12 others were wounded in two separate explosions in the city. Mosul is a largely Sunni city about 400 kilometers, or 248 miles, north of Baghdad.
In Nasiriya, a car bomb exploded on a busy road, killing four people and wounding 12 others. Nasriya is located in the heavily Shiite region of southern Iraq, about 400 kilometers outside of Baghdad.
In Karbala, about 100 km south of Baghdad, a car bomb exploded near a bus station, kills two people and wound 15 others. Karbala is a Shiite city.
The bloodshed appears to mark a new round of violence to hit Iraq in recent months, much of it stemming from decades-old discord between Sunnis and Shiites, the two largest branches of Islam. (Continue Reading.)
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Iraq: Dozens Killed in Post-Ramadan Bloodbath
Shouldn't some representatives from CAIR and ISNA travel to Iraq and convince the Muslims there that Islam is a religion of peace? Since they spend so much time convincing non-Muslims in America that Islam is peaceful and tolerant, surely they have time to share their knowledge with Iraqis.